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Shaggy's Angler Camp

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global health crisis, the Marine Education Center, by following policies set by The University of Southern Mississippi, is canceling all person-to-person educational programming through August 2020 including our summer camps. The University remains open, and our team at the MEC will use this time of disruption to conceive and execute innovative on-line programs that continue our mission of education and outreach for USM's School of Ocean Science and Engineering.


Fish Mississippi Coast Saltwater Habitats Everyday!

Fishing, fishing, fishing and even more fishing at the week long summer camp. Young anglers fish everyday with our expert saltwater fishing educational team. Spend a week with our marine educators and learn a lifetime of saltwater fishing techniques. Participants explore fish biology and behavior and how weather, wind, moon and tides affect fishing. During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait and how to target speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Participants will fish a variety of saltwater habitats aboard vessels and at the islands.

Shaggy's Angler Camp Handbook

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7th - 12th — $425     |    June 1-5, 15-19 and July 6-10

In Shaggy's Angler Camp you will:

  • Master the basics of fishing the Gulf Coast for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, white trout, and other fish.
  • Interact with GCRL scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and behavior.
  • Learn how weather, wind, moon, and tides affect fishing.
  • Learn to recognize good spots to fish.
  • Find out how to catch your own bait.
  • Learn about conservation and fishing regulations.
  • Go fishing on GCRL and chartered vessels.
  • Learn to clean and cook your catch.


Angler Camp sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The fee is $425 per student. A $50 deposit is required with registration.   

Online Registration - Registration for Shaggy's Angler Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used. University faculty, staff and students receive 20% Discount on camp tuition!

For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8095.

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